Senior Research Investigator

Pennsylvania, United States
18 Jul 2018
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31 May 2019
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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Investigator Senior position with expertise in biochemistry. The individual will be responsible for employing a combination of scientific tools and methodologies, including but not limited to assay development, high throughput screening, and compound profiling. The ideal candidate will possess significant technical expertise in assay development, ELISA, SPR, protein expression, western blot, and chromatography (FPLC and HPLC). A high level of accuracy and attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and ability to work independently are a must. The job will also involve laboratory management, training of personnel and organization of data as both written reports and oral presentations for intra- and inter-laboratory meetings and international conferences.

PhD or equivalent degree in a science discipline and 5 years to 7 years of experience required. Ability to work in a lab setting. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Previous postdoc experience preferred.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.